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  1. Wait, you lived with Dwayne last season? I didn’t have a home in Virginia as soon as we got back from [training camp in Richmond]. When we came back to Ashburn, we had a few weeks before camp was over, so I stayed with Dwayne for around a month. What was that like? It was fun. Dwayne, he loves football, just like me. All he wants to do is watch football, talk football and work. I was on his schedule [because I didn’t have a car], so we were up early. I was [at Redskins Park] on a quarterback’s schedule, so I was there before other receivers were. I feel like that was a blessing in disguise. This offseason, you’ve continued working with Dwayne and wide receivers Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon. What have you seen from those guys? It’s like we never left [Redskins Park]. Timing, chemistry, everything — it’s going very well. We’re running smooth, calling plays from the new offense. You see Dwayne’s leadership out here. We’re just a bunch of guys playing pickup with routes. … [If anyone messes up], he’s telling guys, “I don’t like the energy.” He said that yesterday. To see that in Dwayne, that’s big for me. That’s what I saw from him late [last] year, correcting [former left tackle] Donald Penn in the huddle. He’s telling him, “Hey, Penn, shut up. I’ve got to say this play, [and] you’re sitting here going back and forth with the refs. We got to move on. We got a whole new play coming. A whole new clock is started and already running.” It’s good to see those things, that leadership and chemistry. How has your rapport developed with Dwayne? We have been working on that. [Last year], Dwayne overthrew me on some passes. I was running hard, but I feel like I underestimated Dwayne’s arm and he threw it to lead me away from the defenders. If we miss a big play or a big catch, we just say it’s a big-money play. We left a lot of money out there on the field. During your workouts, how does the new offense feel? I'm not going to say it's easy, because we're all still going through some of the basics, but it's more simple. We're on the number system. The offense of last year, everybody's getting tagged, the formations, the motions, this and that. It was a lot more complex. How have you prepared for a larger role? My conditioning, getting in better shape to play maybe 90 plays in a game. Last year, I saw it out of Terry. He might’ve ran 60 routes in a game. Just a crazy amount of wear-and-tear. It could be tough if you have to balance a bigger offensive role and special teams. I don’t think it’s different. I’m ready for whatever. We have a new staff, so that makes it even more in my head, like, “These guys didn’t watch you practice for a whole year last year.” They don’t know. … What I’ve done up to now means nothing. I have to prove myself again. The only small receiver Ron Rivera ever had was Steve Smith. When my agent called and told me that, that was more motivation than I ever needed. Wait, talk me through that. It wasn’t a bad talk. It was right after we signed [Cody] Latimer, right after the draft. It was like, [Rivera] brought in bigger bodies [at wide receiver]. I was like, “Okay, that’s what he likes.” I’m not saying I’m on the cut block. I’m just saying: “Be different. Be another Steve Smith.” He started off the same guy. They only thought he was going to be a returner, and he’s a [potential] Hall of Famer. … He was a small guy who played big. He wasn’t going to limit himself to being 5-9.
  2. I do worry about Dwayne throwing to a bunch of new WRs every week given the current environment...
  3. Ranked 31st... 31. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Biggest strength: Terry McLaurin was a revelation as a rookie last season for the Redskins. His 86.5 receiving grade in 2019 was the best from any rookie wide receiver not named Odell Beckham Jr. in the past decade. You can poke holes at nearly every position on the Redskins' roster, but WR1 is not one of them. Biggest weakness: As a good as McLaurin's prospects look, the rest of this receiving corps for quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is rough. Haskins' secondary options in the passing game project to be — in no particular order — guys such as Steven Sims, Kelvin Harmon, Trey Quinn, fourth-rounder Antonio Gandy-Golden, Cody Latimer (if he remains on the team after his arrest) and some combination of Jeremy Sprinkle, Richard Rodgers, Hale Hentges or Logan Thomas at tight end. The only member of that group to ever record a receiving grade north of 70.0 or more than 35 receptions in a season was Rodgers all the way back in 2015. X factor for 2020: Reuben Foster earned an 81.2 overall grade as a rookie for the San Francisco 49ers, a number that ranked ninth at the linebacker position. Then came multiple arrests that led to his release from the 49ers midway through the 2018 season and a major knee injury that included nerve damage and sidelined him for all the 2019 season. Reportedly, Foster is expected to be on track to play this season if medically cleared. As we saw back in 2017, he could provide a spark to a wide-open linebacker group if he can stay on the field. OFFENSE DEFENSE QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. (67.6) DT Jonathan Allen (60.5) RB Derrius Guice (76.0) DT Daron Payne (67.4) RB Adrian Peterson (67.7) EDGE Chase Young (96.0**) TE Jeremy Sprinkle (49.8) EDGE Montez Sweat (60.2) WR Terry McLaurin (85.7) LB Cole Holcomb (56.0) WR Steven Sims Jr. (64.4) LB Thomas Davis Sr. (61.7) WR Kelvin Harmon (63.9) LB Jon Bostic (55.3) LT Cornelius Lucas III (72.2) CB Ronald Darby (44.8) LG Wes Schweitzer (56.4) CB Kendall Fuller (70.1) C Chase Roullier (69.3) CB Fabian Moreau (52.7) RG Brandon Scherff (75.0) SS Landon Collins (69.3) RT Morgan Moses (65.2) FS Sean Davis (69.7*)
  4. RED ZONE: DAVANTE ADAMS, GREEN BAY PACKERS Player Routes run Targets Target rate 1. Davante Adams 51 23 45.1% 2. Preston Williams 28 10 35.7% 3. Cooper Kupp 63 21 33.3% 4. Steven Sims 27 9 33.3% 5. Hunter Renfrow 42 12 28.6% 6. Michael Thomas 90 25 27.8% 7. Allen Robinson 75 20 26.7% 8. Courtland Sutton 76 20 26.3% 9. Mike Evans 61 16 26.2% 10. Jamison Crowder 61 16 26.2% THIRD/FOURTH DOWN: COOPER KUPP, LOS ANGELES RAMS Player Routes run Targets Target rate 1. Cooper Kupp 169 52 30.8% 2. Alshon Jeffery 90 27 30.0% 3. Steven Sims 81 24 29.6% 4. Adam Thielen 72 21 29.2% 5. Tyreek Hill 95 27 28.4% 6. Michael Thomas 150 42 28.0% 7. Hunter Renfrow 118 33 28.0% 8. Tajae Sharpe 68 19 27.9% 9. Keenan Allen 169 47 27.8% 10. Stefon Diggs 135 37 27.4% LINED UP IN THE SLOT: MICHAEL THOMAS, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Player Routes run Targets Target rate 1. Michael Thomas 179 64 35.8% 2. DeAndre Hopkins 211 57 27.0% 3. Cooper Kupp 375 99 26.4% 4. Julio Jones 127 33 26.0% 5. Julian Edelman 413 101 24.5% 6. Allen Robinson 259 63 24.3% 7. Robert Woods 211 51 24.2% 8. Keenan Allen 308 71 23.1% 9. Sterling Shepard 184 42 22.8% 10. Steven Sims 168 37 22.0% ALL ROUTES: MICHAEL THOMAS, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Player Routes run Targets Target rate 1. Michael Thomas 599 180 30.1% 2. Davante Adams 427 124 29.0% 3. Julio Jones 572 149 26.0% 4. DeAndre Hopkins 584 146 25.0% 5. Tyreek Hill 351 87 24.8% 6. Keenan Allen 596 147 24.7% 7. Steven Sims 213 52 24.4% 8. Allen Robinson 630 153 24.3% 9. T.Y. Hilton 276 67 24.3% 10. Alshon Jeffery 286 69 24.1% For @Alcoholic Zebra
  5. In a vacuum, we have a good group. But compared to other teams across the league, there's no doubt that our weapons are below average. It's easy for the excitement over our youth and potential at WR to turn us into being complete homers. But until we're proven, it's just hope at this point. Even Sims has to fix his issue with drops before we can feel comfortable calling him some stud slot WR.
  6. Interesting coincidence. I just came across this article: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2895219-ranking-every-nfl-qbs-supporting-cast-for-2020 Now, this guy obviously doesn't know much about our WR corps if he's listing Quinn and Cam Sims as options, but that goes to show just how little respect our other receivers command among general NFL observers right now. FWIW, Giants ranked 12th, Broncos ranked 10th and Cardinals ranked 7th.
  7. It's so interesting to see the correlation between good offenses and team success. The top 10 Total DVOA teams in the league all had top 11 offenses, whereas defense doesn't correlate nearly as much to overall team success. And special teams is obviously even less correlated. Just really hammers home the point that we should be committing as many resources as possible towards having a top 10 offense above all else. Obviously, Dwayne is a big part of that. He has to reach his potential. TEAM TOTAL DVOA LAST YEAR NON-ADJ TOT VOA W-L OFFENSE DVOA OFF. RANK DEFENSE DVOA DEF. RANK S.T. DVOA S.T. RANK 1 BAL 41.8% 6 44.7% 14-2 27.7% 1 -12.7% 4 1.5% 9 2 NE 30.8% 7 34.5% 12-4 4.1% 11 -25.5% 1 1.2% 11 3 KC 30.2% 1 27.8% 12-4 22.8% 3 -3.4% 14 4.1% 2 4 NO 29.3% 4 32.7% 13-3 21.4% 4 -4.3% 11 3.6% 3 5 SF 27.9% 30 26.1% 13-3 7.2% 7 -19.7% 2 1.0% 12 6 DAL 17.2% 21 22.1% 8-8 24.2% 2 3.0% 19 -3.9% 30 7 MIN 15.3% 10 19.1% 10-6 4.6% 10 -9.9% 7 0.8% 14 8 SEA 13.5% 12 6.9% 11-5 17.1% 5 2.6% 18 -1.0% 20 9 TEN 8.1% 20 14.1% 9-7 12.6% 6 1.0% 16 -3.5% 29 10 GB 7.7% 19 6.7% 13-3 6.5% 8 -1.1% 15 0.1% 18 11 PHI 6.6% 16 7.7% 9-7 2.6% 14 -4.0% 12 0.0% 19 12 LAR 5.2% 2 1.8% 9-7 0.3% 17 -6.4% 9 -1.5% 23 13 BUF 3.0% 28 6.8% 10-6 -7.2% 21 -11.5% 6 -1.2% 21 14 TB 1.4% 24 3.5% 7-9 -7.3% 22 -11.5% 5 -2.8% 27 15 CHI -2.1% 5 -6.8% 8-8 -10.1% 25 -7.2% 8 0.9% 13 16 IND -5.0% 8 -1.2% 7-9 -3.1% 19 2.3% 17 0.4% 16 17 ATL -5.3% 18 -9.6% 7-9 2.0% 15 4.5% 20 -2.9% 28 18 PIT -5.4% 9 -4.8% 8-8 -25.3% 32 -18.4% 3 1.5% 8 19 HOU -5.8% 11 -5.7% 10-6 0.4% 16 9.0% 26 2.9% 5 20 ARI -5.8% 32 -10.4% 5-10-1 3.8% 13 7.2% 23 -2.4% 26 21 LAC -6.8% 3 -5.2% 5-11 3.8% 12 5.4% 21 -5.1% 32 22 DEN -9.0% 13 -6.4% 7-9 -10.8% 26 -3.7% 13 -1.9% 24 23 CLE -9.7% 17 -14.1% 6-10 -4.5% 20 6.0% 22 0.8% 15 24 OAK -11.6% 31 -10.7% 7-9 5.6% 9 14.8% 31 -2.3% 25 25 DET -12.0% 26 -13.8% 3-12-1 -2.8% 18 10.7% 28 1.4% 10 26 NYJ -15.6% 25 -11.2% 7-9 -24.8% 31 -5.8% 10 3.4% 4 27 NYG -17.4% 15 -17.9% 4-12 -7.3% 23 10.4% 27 0.3% 17 28 JAX -17.8% 22 -16.4% 6-10 -9.5% 24 11.0% 29 2.7% 6 29 CIN -25.3% 23 -28.8% 2-14 -16.5% 29 13.4% 30 4.6% 1 30 WAS -25.6% 29 -23.6% 3-13 -20.4% 30 7.9% 24 2.7% 7 31 CAR -26.7% 14 -30.3% 5-11 -14.3% 28 8.2% 25 -4.1% 31 32 MIA -37.4% 27 -36.8% 5-11 -13.9% 27 22.1% 32 -1.3% 22
  8. Yeah, that's a lot of IF's. There's no doubt we have a ton of potential, but I just don't think our weapons compare favorably to the other teams I named at the moment.
  9. I agree about McLaurin and Sims, but modern day offenses require a lot more than two above average options to find consistent success in this league. The top 5 offenses in the league last year by DVOA were Baltimore, Dallas, KC, NO and Seattle. All had very good QBs, but all were also loaded with weapons. I feel good about our young players, but our holes at TE and the left side of the OL are concerning. So is the fragility of our RB corps. Just compare our depth chart to the weapons Drew Lock has: WR1 - Courtland Sutton WR2 - Jerry Jeudy SLOT - KJ Hamler TE - Noah Fant RB1 - Melvin Gordon RB2 - Phillip Lindsay RB3 - Royce Freeman Or the weapons Kyler Murray has: WR1 - DeAndre Hopkins WR2 - Christian Kirk SLOT - Larry Fitzgerald TE - Maxx Williams RB1 - Kenyan Drake RB2 - Chase Edmonds Daniel Jones has better weapons too, depending on the health of Engram. All I'm saying is that we could have done a better job of setting Haskins up for success. I agree with PFF there.
  10. It’s an interesting dilemma. I personally think Haskins’ has top 5 QB upside if he corrects his footwork (accuracy) and becomes more consistent at avoiding sacks, both of which are doable. However, it would be hard for Haskins to show significant improvement in those areas without live action, so I can definitely see the argument for drafting Lawrence in that situation and I wouldn’t blame the team for doing so. But, if something weird happens - like they play the first 6 or so weeks of the season before cancelling it - and in that time Haskins shows significant improvement in those areas, AND we have the 1st overall pick (via lottery), AND we are able to trade back for a haul, AND we can draft Sewell, I don’t think we can pass that up. It’s not like Lawrence doesn’t have flaws as well, and we have no idea if he’ll be able to live up to the hype.
  11. If the coaches like what they’ve seen out of Haskins in meetings and in his workouts, they should trade back for a massive haul, to whatever team wants Lawrence. Then draft Sewell, Chase or Parsons with their first pick.